Hard disk crash ... Tried migrating from Time Machine backup but problems

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  1. ammusk, Aug 23, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013

    macrumors regular

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    My HDD (500GB) that came with my trusy 3 year old Macbook Pro crashed a few days ago.

    Luckily I have a Time Machine backup setup with Time Capsule.

    Bought a new SSD (240GB) for the MBP and tried restoring directly from the backup

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    However this didn't work (because the SSD is smaller than my old HDD) and I ended up installing a fresh copy of Mountain Lion.

    After installation I successfully used migration assistant to transfer all the files and preferences from the Time Capsule.

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    Everything good so far.

    Except I've been having permission errors and preferences not saving.

    Dropbox doesn't start up quoting a permanent error.

    Google Chrome extensions keep reinstalling.

    And a myriad of such issues.

    If it's a preferences problem how can I solve it?

    I've tried setting the Sharing and Permissions for the following (including their enclosed items)

    ~/
    ~/Library

    But no luck at all.

    And lots of files seemed to be locked as well. Including those inside ~/Library

    What's going on? How do I fix this? Please reply.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oct 20, 2009
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    Solved this problem.

    Apparently lots of files were locked.

    Ran this from Terminal

    sudo chflags -R nouchg /*

    Everything seems great now.
     

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